Semin's playoff performance woes are mostly just based on stats analyzed by people who dont watch any of the games. Its been overrated. His problem is consistency. Not only with production but effort and attitude. Poor penalties as well. When he's bad, he looks bad. There's a difference in perception here.
No, shame on him for using it without truly understanding the metric itself. Comparing plus-minus without context is something I would expect out of a high-school student who's new to the game of hockey, not a veteran player agent.
Yeah shame on Gandler for not going on a 20 page mega corsi breakdown. If anything +/- should favor Parise since Semin spent a good chunk of his career on a rebuilding team, and the only season that New Jersey sucked balls Parise missed almost entirely.
How exactly does tendancy equate to something absolute? It's easy to cherry-pick stats. It proves nothing. If you want, I can play that game as well: 0 goals in 7 games in the 2010 playoffs.
Right, right, I forgot, PARISE IS CLUTH AND SEMIN CHOKES. Stats to back it up? WHO THE **** CARES ITS ALL CHERRYPICKING.
And where were Kovy and Henrique when Parise put up back to back 30+ goal seasons and 45 goals in 2009? Zajac isn't exactly an all-world playmaker either. Seriously, Parise has been an elite forward since 2006.
And Semin hasn't I suppose?
Zajac and Lagenbrunner or Brooks Laich and Fleischmann/38 year old Fedorov/Morrison/Arnott/Johansson. Hmm, this is a hard one.